The Letdown: Mike Rinder
I grew up in Scientology and around very responsible people who took pride in doing their job and I took pride in my job. In the Sea Organization which he and I were both part of at the time when this particular incident occurred, you are dedicated to the purpose of the activity. One does not refuse duty or relinquish duty.
But on this one occasion I happened to be present at a meeting taking place in which my dad was a senior position and Tom Devocht was there too. I did not hear what led up to this, but I did see plain and clear my father snap and suddenly he was raising his voice and displaying aggravated emotions towards who ever was talking to him. He was being totally mutinous and belligerent and outright declared someone else could take his job!
This was the point when Tom Devocht flew across the table and started to hurt him and strangle him. I was actually scared for my dad at this point, although his attitude was absolutely enraging.
Tom DeVocht is who he calls his friend now. All the while leaving his two children years ago with not even a “goodbye”.
I can not say that this is the type of person I would even like as a peer much less a parent. Not knowing if you can trust them or depend on them in a time of need.
One who so easily will lay his responsibilities down to burden the rest with his mistakes.
I am so ashamed to have a dad like this.